Jesse Ventura Tackles Conspiracy Theories and the Government

Katherine Forneret

In New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura’s newest book “63 Documents The Government Doesn’t Want You to Read,” the former Governor of Minnesota brings up many government conspiracy questions and asks American citizens to begin demanding the truth from their government officials.

Ventura has already published a few books on government conspiracies, but this must be his most controversial one to date for the fact that not only does he propose many possible government conspiracies, but he has government documents that back up his claims and speculations.

Ventura gives an interesting introduction, giving the reader a brief idea of all the topics that he is going to present throughout the book. The majority of the book is composed of copies of documents, some that have been leaked and others that were once classified information but have recently been available to the public.

Ventura breaks his book into five parts, each taking on a different type of government conspiracy such as postwar deceptions, plans to create wars to meet our own governmental needs, the events leading up to 9/11 and an examination on the “War on Terror.”

While reading the book, it’s hard to take some of Ventura’s statements seriously, but once you see the documents that he has compiled and the websites he has given his readers so they may do their own investigation, one can only assume that Ventura is not trying to stir up trouble where there is none, but rather that American citizens are just not aware of these documents that can be found on the internet by simply doing a little research.

Ventura makes his opinion known before each new document that is presented. At times it seems he may even be planting ideas in your head before you have read the “incriminating” evidence.

However, some documents can only be interpreted one way, such as the CIA training for clandestine assassination attempts or the document on Vietnam veterans being unknowingly exposed to “potentially dangerous substances.”

Whether you think Ventura’s claims are completely outlandish or you truly believe there is a government conspiracy going on, this book is not one to be missed. Ventura has managed to gather fascinating governmental documents that leave more questions than answers, managing to leave the reader intrigued, and hopefully igniting a spark that will bring together Americans to demand to know all the information that the government has been keeping from us for so long.